Photoshop Course: Design an eBook Cover in Photoshop
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Photoshop Course: Design an eBook Cover in Photoshop

Design your own beautiful eBook covers with Photoshop. This course is perfect for Amazon Kindle and ebook authors.
4.0 (74 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
13,293 students enrolled
Last updated 5/2016
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Includes:
  • 3 hours on-demand video
  • 3 Articles
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Create your own professional quality eBook cover.
  • Design an eBook cover that SELLS MORE books
  • Learn the basics of Photoshop for beginners
  • Learn basic graphic design rules and terminology
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Requirements
  • Just an open mind and a computer/tablet/smart phone!
  • Free Photoshop trial - learn how to get it inside the course
Description

You're writing a book, and you need to design a cover, right?

You're in the right place.

Perhaps you are brand new to graphic design, or maybe you know a little bit about designing with tools like Photoshop.

Either way, this is the perfect course for you to learn how to design your own ebook cover.

What makes me qualified to teach you?

My name is Phil, and I've written 3 Kindle books that reached the top of Amazon's Best Seller Lists. I design the covers for all of my own books. Plus, I'm the creator of some of the world's most popular online courses - with over 150,000 students and thousands of 5-star reviews like these ones from this course:

Straight and to the point. Phil explains the content well. He also shows you examples of good ebook covers, and bad ones. Amy had some amazing content as well, that really made me start thinking about different titles, and how I buy content on Amazon. - Frank Ward

Thank yo Phil - a new world has opened up for me because of your course! Now that I know how to design book covers, I just want to start writing again - thanks you rock! - Landi Jac

I liked this course as I thought it might be too difficult for me but the instructor made things clear and understandable. - Carolyn Wilhelm

My Promise to You

I'll be here for you every step of the way. If you have any questions about the course content or anything related to this topic, you can always post a question in the course or send me a direct message. 

I want to make this the best course on how use Adobe After Effects. So if there is any way I can improve this course, just tell me and I'll make it happen.

What's this course all about?

If you have ever thought about writing an eBook or have already written one, you know having a killer eBook cover is very important. eBook covers make or break the life of an eBook. Unfortunately, the adage don't judge a book by its cover doesn't work online. 

Buyers browsing through the Amazon Kindle, Apple iBook, or Google Play stores first and foremost judge a book by its cover.

Your eBook cover has to stand out from the hundreds of other books online. This takes a lot of skill and knowledge of not only design but marketing. 

In this course, you'll learn how to make a cover that stands out, gets more clicks, and more sales.

Learn from two great instructors! I teach thousands of students online who love my courses. Just check out all the reviews to my other courses. I have brought in another instructor from the UK to co-teach this course.

Amy from the UK is a professional graphic designer with a knack for teaching online. She'll take us through some basic graphic design theory, teach eBook cover research and theory, and give us her top 10 tips on creating an awesome eBook cover.

This course will have demonstrations and follow-along tutorials so you can easily learn how to make an eBook in Photoshop.

Follow along with me as I create my own eBook cover for my eBook Diary of a Film Student.

Some of the other highlights of this course include:

✓ Learn all the Photoshop basics you need for designing an ebook cover

✓ How to get a free trial of Photoshop

✓ Design so the thumbnail will look amazing

✓ Learn the different formats and sizes for all online eBook publishers

Photoshop templates available for download

✓ Follow Amy in real time as she creates an eBook cover

✓ Save your eBook cover in the proper format for upload

…and so much more!!

With our 30-day 100% money back guarantee, there is nothing holding you back from jumping in right now and trying the course out.

Go ahead and click the enroll button, and I'll see you in lesson 1!

Cheers,

Phil

Who is the target audience?
  • eBook authors
  • Designers
  • Publishers
  • Writers
  • All Creatives
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Curriculum For This Course
40 Lectures
02:59:51
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Course Introduction
3 Lectures 18:24
Let's go over what this course is going to be about, how I'm going to teach it, and why you'll have a great time!
Preview 06:23

Learn about the instructors: Phil Ebiner and Amy from the UK.
Preview 08:11

Learn how to get Photoshop for free so you can take this course and follow along.
Preview 03:50
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eBook and Graphic Design Basics
4 Lectures 25:54
In this lesson, Amy goes over researching eBook covers.
eBook Research
10:00

Here's a quick message from Phil about leaving a review for this course.

Important Message About Udemy Reviews
02:14

In this lesson, Amy goes over some of the basic rules of graphic design.
Rules of Graphic Design
09:00

In this lesson, Amy gives us her top 10 tips for designing an eBook cover.
Amy's Top Ten Tips
04:40
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eBook Cover - Tips and Theory
7 Lectures 25:35
In this lesson, we'll talk about designing for a purpose. It is very important to have a reason for everything you to your eBook cover. We'll learn why and how to implement this tip.
Design for a Purpose
04:40

Here is my eBook cover size and format quick guide. 
Cover Size and Format Quick Guide
01:14

Download the supplemental material - eBook templates.
Photoshop Templates
00:03

An important tip to follow when designing your eBook cover is to always think about what it will look like as a thumbnail. Why? Watch this lesson to find out!
Think Thumbnail - Lecture
02:53

Let's look at some thumbnails and discuss if they are good or bad examples of how an eBook cover should be designed.
Think Thumbnail - Samples
08:47

In this lesson, we'll talk about the use of images for your eBook cover.
Using Images
03:36

In this lesson, we'll look at some stock photography websites to see how you can find professional images for your covers.
Stock Image Websites and Research Practice
04:21
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Photoshop for Beginners
6 Lectures 25:34
In this short lesson, Phil covers another course he recommends taking before this course - Photoshop Tools. Take this basic Photoshop course for free at www.udemy.com/photoshoptools/
Intro to Photoshop Tools - Course Overview
03:10

In this lesson, we'll learn how to start a project in Photoshop.
How to Start a Project in Photoshop
04:03

In this lesson, we'll learn about the basic tools needed for eBook design.
Photoshop Basic Tools
07:46

In this lesson, we'll learn how to add and format text.
Adding Text in Photoshop
03:29

In this lesson, we'll learn about the proper way to save a photoshop project for uploading to Amazon, Google, Apple, etc.
Saving in Photoshop
02:37

Amy created this nice little cheat sheet of all the Mac keyboard shortcuts. For PC and Mac refer to the supplemental material for an image version of this list.
Apple Keyboard Short Cut - Cheat Sheet Video
04:29
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Breaking Down an eBook Cover
7 Lectures 17:56
I love looking at examples. Whenever I learn something, I find that looking at samples helps me to understand the subject better. So in this section, I'll be breaking down covers, one by one, in more detail.
Preview 03:03

I love looking at examples. Whenever I learn something, I find that looking at samples helps me to understand the subject better. So in this section, I'll be breaking down covers, one by one, in more detail.
Cover 2
02:09

I love looking at examples. Whenever I learn something, I find that looking at samples helps me to understand the subject better. So in this section, I'll be breaking down covers, one by one, in more detail.
Cover 3
02:28

I love looking at examples. Whenever I learn something, I find that looking at samples helps me to understand the subject better. So in this section, I'll be breaking down covers, one by one, in more detail.
Cover 4
02:20

I love looking at examples. Whenever I learn something, I find that looking at samples helps me to understand the subject better. So in this section, I'll be breaking down covers, one by one, in more detail.
Cover 5
02:42

I love looking at examples. Whenever I learn something, I find that looking at samples helps me to understand the subject better. So in this section, I'll be breaking down covers, one by one, in more detail.
Cover 6
02:30

I love looking at examples. Whenever I learn something, I find that looking at samples helps me to understand the subject better. So in this section, I'll be breaking down covers, one by one, in more detail.
Cover 7
02:44
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eBook Cover Design - Practice Sessions
7 Lectures 39:42
In this lesson, we'll start looking at styles and examples for the Diary of a Film Student book cover example.
Practice 1 - Picking a Style
07:06

In these next few lessons, follow along as I create my own eBook cover. In this lesson, we'll set up my project settings.
Practice 2 - Setting Up the Project
02:38

In this lesson, we'll add content and talk about why I chose it for my cover design.
Practice 3 - Importing Content
04:23

In this lesson, we'll actually design my cover and arrange all the content.
Practice 4 - Designing the Cover
06:38

In this lesson, we'll add and format text for my eBook cover.
Practice 5 - Adding Text
13:24

In this lesson, we'll save my project out in multiple formats.
Practice 6 - Saving the Cover
01:36

In this lesson, we'll learn how to take an existing project and convert it to another size.
Practice 7 - Converting to Another Size
03:57
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Let's Design a Cover
4 Lectures 21:18
In this section, we'll practice designing another cover.
Carbon Book Cover - Session 1
04:21

In this section, we'll practice designing another cover.
Carbon Book Cover - Session 2
03:54

In this section, we'll practice designing another cover.
Carbon Book Cover - Session 3
05:57

In this section, we'll practice designing another cover.
Carbon Book Cover - Session 4
07:06
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Course Wrap Up
2 Lectures 04:56

Test your knowledge about eBook cover design!

eBook Cover Design Quiz
5 questions

Thank you for taking this class. You have been a wonderful student. Find out what other classes are available for you and what your next steps should be.
Thank You and Final Thoughts
03:24

Bonus Lecture: What's Next for You?
01:32
About the Instructor
Phil Ebiner
4.5 Average rating
23,839 Reviews
291,500 Students
75 Courses
Best Selling Instructor, 250,000+ Students

My passion is inspiring people through online courses. I love learning new skills, and since 2012 have been teaching people like you everything I know. Through my online learning business, Video School Online, I create courses that teach you how to become the better version of yourself with all kinds of skills.

What would you like to learn?

Would you like to make money teaching online courses?

Would you like to build your own 6-figure business?

Would you like to learn motion graphics in After Effects?

Would you like to learn how to shoot & edit videos like a pro?

Would you like to take better photographs?

Would you like to design better presentations, create a great resume, colorize black & white photographs, brew beer, adopt a cat, edit photos in Lightroom, launch a freelance career?

If you want to do any of these things, just enroll in the course. You have a 30-day money back guarantee if you don't like it. And I'm always improving my courses so that they stay up to date and the best that they can be. Check them out, and enroll today!

MORE ABOUT PHIL:

I've always tried to live life presently and to the fullest. Some of the things I love to do in my spare time include mountain biking, nerding out on personal finance, traveling to new places, watching sports (huge baseball fan here!), and sharing meals with friends and family. Most days you can find me spending quality time with my lovely wife and our cat.

In 2011, I graduated with my Bachelor of Arts in Film and Television Production at Loyola Marymount University - one of the top 10 film schools in the country. While there, I was fortunate to make documentaries in Switzerland, Germany, Mexico, and India. After graduating, I worked at Participant Media shooting and editing short-form documentaries for their website TakePart. I followed that stint with a contract at Stanbridge College where I discovered online learning. I helped pioneer their online school there. Most recently, I spent 2 years working at University of California Berkeley with the media team. Throughout this time I built my Video School Online brand to teach others the skills that I have. In May of 2015, I left the 9-5 world to make my own path. Since then, I've made more money, worked fewer hours, and only have done the things I love each day.

I want to show you how to be a better creator, make money from your creations, and live the life you dreamed of.


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